Namgoong Min lands lead role in Beast’s Beauty for SBS
Yay for Namgoong Min (Remember—Son’s War), who’s coming off a string of scene-stealing villain roles to land his first lead role in a broadcast drama, which is tentatively titled Beast’s Beauty. He must’ve made a good impression on his Girl Who Sees Smells producers, since that drama’s PD and writer are the ones behind this new drama, also for SBS. He is confirmed, while Baek Jin-hee (My Daughter Geum Sa-wol) is currently considering.
Namgoong Min recently said he wanted to stop playing drama villains, and this’ll give him a good opportunity to do so; it tells the story of one man’s struggle-filled life and the love that blossoms in it. I know, a terribly generic description, but it is a drastic turnaround from the drama’s original premise: When initially announced, it was titled Dance With You and about an idol producer, but everything’s been scrapped and the only things remaining are the producers.
The main character has a “manly appearance with a childlike smile,” which means either Namgoong Min was perfectly cast or the description was written about him. His name is Ahn Dan-te, which… really? Andante? Are you sure you’re not a music drama anymore? He’s the best fighter around and an ex-con who’s sent to prison on a false charge, then also a human rights lawyer and even a chaebol heir. Wait, what? I guess they really do mean it when they call his a roller-coaster life.
Baek Jin-hee’s character is a hard-working young woman struggling to land a job, which is a description I can easily see her in (and have seen her in, say in High Kick 3). I’m sure it’ll all make sense in the end, right? I do have some faith in the writer, who has penned some very charming dramas like Bad Family and Rooftop Prince, as well as the melodrama Yawang. Ah, in any case I’ll be happy to see Namgoong Min take the lead for once! Also, not killing or in murderous rages all the time, even if he’s so very good at that.
Beast’s Beauty will follow Mrs. Cop 2 on weekends, premiering May 14.
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